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Last Updated Jun 28, 2016 08:37PM

Southern California • Yesterday we took two of our grandkids to Disneyland. When we boarded the Pirates of the Caribbean boat, our 6-year-old granddaughter took it upon herself to warn fellow passengers about the hazards that awaited them. “YOU MIGHT …

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  • (Courtesy photo)    Harry Truman the Pug wants your vote. Ann Cannon: This presidential election cycle is going to the dogs
    I received the following news release from a reader last week. Press Release — Special to The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake City Pug Harry Truman ...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Dad’s many boxes of plaques raises an Outstanding question
    Back in the day when my dad was a young high-school coach (he coached football, wrestling, JV basketball, golf and tennis), the owner of a local sport...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)    Wayne County’s main tourist attraction is Capitol Reef National Park. This barn inside the park, near the campground harkens back to the area’s agricultural past.           Ann Cannon: Sights, sounds, simple pleasures, celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th
    Dear National Park Service, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You’re 100 years old now and to celebrate, my husband and I spent last weekend in and around Capitol Reef...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Books: Gender, sexual politics part of the mash-up in ‘Monsters: a Love Story’
    At its heart, Liz Kay’s debut novel, “Monsters: a Love Story,” is pretty much what the title says, a romance between two complicated characters: a rec...
    Updated Jun 03 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Ann Cannon: When lobsters and frogs fail to impress the girls
    This spring while eating doughnuts in a doughnut shop in Texas with my son, his wife and their 4-year-old daughter, I had an experience that reminded ...
    Updated May 31 2016 09:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Parking ticket brings out the fighting impulse
    So there was a parking ticket waiting for me on my windshield when I walked out of a restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City the other day. OK, it’s no...
    Updated May 24 2016 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by CBS, Chris Noth portrays Peter Florrick, left, and Julianna Margulies portrays Alicia Florrick in a scene from ’The Good Wife.’ After seven seasons, CBS will air the series finale on Sunday. (Jeff Neumann/CBS via AP) Ann Cannon: ‘The Good Wife’ finale was a bad ending for loyal fans
    Dear “The Good Wife,” Really? That was your finale? That grim misanthropic epically unsatisfying excuse of an episode that aired on Sunday night? I u...
    Updated May 10 2016 06:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • ’The Wet Bandana’ sandwich from Iowa.   Courtesy  |  Ann Cannon Ann Cannon: How to eat a Wet Bandana and more stuff I learned driving across America
    So I wrote a column a few years ago about some of the things I learned while driving from Utah to North Carolina with one of our sons. (Read it at htt...
    Updated May 19 2016 04:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Moms are the stars in these picture books for children
    Parents and other adult figures are often absent from books for young readers. If they do make an appearance, it’s on the margins. Think Charlie Brown...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 06:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Many ways women can be mothers
    The first time Emma Lou the poet ever called me was after she’d read something I’d written about funerals and how I wanted people to tell funny storie...
    Updated May 04 2016 05:48 pm   |     |   Share